Taiwan Church News
September 19 - 25, 2016
Taiwan March For UN Membership On New York Street
Reported by Lin Yi-yin
On September 17, a special assembly, composed by The Taiwan United Nations Alliance(TAIUNA), PCT and several Taiwanese civil groups, launched a demonstration pleading UN membership for Taiwan on New York streets. Mr Michael Tsai, President of TAIUNA, Rev. Chiu Chion-yuan, pastor of Yikong Presbyterian Church and some other 17 members were enlisted on this special assembly.
Together with two Taiwan's lawmakers, Ms Kolas Yotaka and Mr Freddy Lim, and 500 more compatriots of American Taiwanese, this Taiwan lobby group stretched out their banners on the streets of New York urging UN membership for Taiwan. During his speech on street, lawmaker Freddy Lim remarked "The Communist China has no right to represent a democratic Taiwan!" and his brave stance was rewarded with waves of applauds at the site.
Lawmaker Kolas Yotaka severely criticized the notorious hypocrisy of UN, urging global nations to tackle various issues like humanitarian aid, human rights, fairness, justice and etc on the one hand, while "One China" policy was always insisted to exclude Taiwan from participating the global family of UN at the other hand. To find a way out of this disrepute, Yotaka called UN to let Taiwan take part into kinds of international organizations or institutes.
Mr Michael Tsai, in his open letter to UN Secretary-General Mr Ban Ki-moon, pointed out straight forward that UN Resolution No. 2758 had never authorized PROC any right to represent the legal rights or obligations for the Taiwanese. In the same Resolution, PROC had also never been allowed to claim "Taiwan is a part of China", Tsai emphasized!
Translated by Peter Wolfe